AHA Health Systems Council 2022 Leadership Committee Roster

AHA Health Systems Committee leads the AHA Health Systems by providing guidance on key policy and advocacy


Robert (Bob) C. Garrett headshot

2022 Chair

Robert (Bob) C. Garrett, FACHE (Region 2)
Chief Executive Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health
Edison, NJ

Philip O. Ozuah headshot

2022 Chair-Elect

Philip O. Ozuah, M.D., PhD (Region 2)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Montefiore Medicine
Bronx, NY

Penny Wheeler headshot

2022 Past Chair

Penny Wheeler, M.D. (Region 6)
Chief Executive Officer
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Sylvia J. Young headshot

2022 AHA Board Liaison

Sylvia J. Young
President and Chief Executive Officer
HCA Continental Division
Denver, CO

Committee Members

Term Expires 2022

Christopher (Chris) Howard headshot

Christopher (Chris) Howard (Region 9)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sharp HealthCare
San Diego, CA

Laura Kaiser headshot

Laura Kaiser (Region 6)
President and Chief Executive Officer
SSM Health
Saint Louis, MO

Stephen (Steve) Markovich headshot

Stephen (Steve) Markovich, M.D. (Region 5)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Columbus, OH

Brian Nester headshot

Brian Nester, DO, MBA, MS, FACOEP (Region 2)
President and CEO
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA

Michael (Mike) Slubowski headshot

Michael (Mike) Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE (Region 5)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Trinity Health
Livonia, MI

Mohan Suntha, MD, headshot

Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA (Region 3)
President and CEO
University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore, MD

Kevin Tabb headshot

Kevin Tabb, M.D. (Region 1)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Beth Israel Lahey Health
Cambridge, MA



Term Expires 2023

Marc Boom headshot

Marc Boom, M.D. (Region 7)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

Jeffrey (Jeff) Flaks headshot

Jeffrey (Jeff) Flaks (Region 1)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hartford HealthCare
Hartford, CT

Cynthia (Cindy) Hundorfean headshot

Cynthia (Cindy) Hundorfean (Region 2)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA

Howard P. Kern headshot

Howard P. Kern (Region 3)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sentara Healthcare
Norfolk, VA

Anne Klibanski headshot

Anne Klibanski, M.D. (Region 1)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mass General Brigham
Boston, MA

Richard (Rich) J. Liekweg headshot

Richard (Rich) J. Liekweg (Region 6)
President and Chief Executive Officer
BJC HealthCare
Saint Louis, MO

Jason Little headshot

Jason Little (Region 4)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Memphis, TN

Timothy (Tim) Pehrson headshot

Timothy (Tim) Pehrson (Region 7)
President and CEO
Oklahoma City, OK

Kevin Sowers headshot

Kevin Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN (Region 3)
President, Johns Hopkins Health System, and
EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Term Expires 2024

Albert (Bo) Boulenger, MPA, headshot

Albert (Bo) Boulenger, MPA (Region 4)
President and COO
Baptist Health South Florida
Coral Gables, FL

A. Wesley Burks, M.D., headshot

A. Wesley Burks, M.D. (Region 3)
UNC Health
Chapel Hill, NC

David Dill headshot

David Dill (Region 4)
Chairman and CEO
LifePoint Health
Brentwood, TN

Laura Forese, M.D., headshot

Laura Forese, M.D. (Region 2)
New York, NY

Bill Gassen headshot

Bill Gassen (Region 6)
President and CEO
Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, SD

William (Bill) Robertson headshot

William (Bill) Robertson (Region 9)
President and CEO
MultiCare Health System
Tacoma, WA

Chris Roth headshot

Chris Roth (Region 8)
President and CEO
St. Luke’s Health System
Boise, ID



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